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Government offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday; trash collection to shift by one day

RELEASE DATE: November 16, 2017

TAVARES — All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Courts, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27.

Lake County Solid Waste’s residential curbside collection service will not operate on Thanksgiving. Collections normally picked up on Thursday will shift to Friday and collections normally picked up on Friday will occur on Saturday during the holiday week. Lake County’s Central Solid Waste Facility, located at 13130 County Landfill Road in Tavares, will be closed on Thanksgiving, but will operate normally on Friday. Residential convenience centers will be closed both Thursday and Friday. The Pine Lakes Convenience Center, which is normally open on Thursday and Saturdays, will only be open on Saturday.

Except for bulk items, any excess trash, either bagged or placed into a non-county trash cart, will be accepted from Friday, Nov. 24 – Friday, Dec. 1 only. To request collection of bulk items, such as furniture, appliances and other large household items, residents should notify the hauler directly for service. Haulers have 72 hours, excluding weekends or holidays, to fulfill the request. No hazardous waste items will be collected. Storm debris collection is ongoing. For additional information, visit https://lakecountyfl.gov/departments/public_works/solid_waste/

The Lake County Animal Shelter, located at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, will be closed on Thursday and Friday, and open during regular weekend hours on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and for adoptions only on Sunday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. For additional information, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/LCAS

Lake County Connection, the county’s disadvantaged transportation service, and LakeXpress, the fixed-route bus system, will not operate on Thanksgiving, but will resume regular services Friday.

For more information and schedules, visit www.ridelakexpress.com.

Lake County parks, trails and preserves will remain open, but Parks & Trails offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday. For details and events, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks.  

The Lake County Farmers’ and Flea Market, located at the Lake County Expo Center and Fairgrounds at 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis, which is normally open on Thursdays, will be closed on Thanksgiving.

The Lake County Extension Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares, will be closed both Thursday and Friday. For information about upcoming events hosted by the Extension, visit http://lake.ifas.ufl.edu/.  

All Lake County Library System libraries will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24. The following Lake County Library System libraries will be closed from Thursday, Nov. 23 through Monday, Nov. 27:

  • Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road, Astor (early closure at 5 p.m. on Wednesday)
  • Cagan Crossings Community Library, 16729 Cagan Oaks, Clermont (early closure at 5 p.m. on Wednesday)
  • Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont (also closed Wednesday)
  • East Lake County Library, 31340 County Road 437, Sorrento (early closure at 5 p.m. on Wednesday)
  • Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St., Fruitland Park (early closure on Monday at 6 p.m., Tuesday    at 5 p.m. and Wednesday at 3 p.m.)
  • Helen Lehmann Memorial Library, 17435 Fifth Street, Montverde 
  • Lady Lake Public Library, 225 W. Guava St., Lady Lake
  • Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave., Howey-in-the-Hills 
  • Marion Baysinger Memorial Library, 756 W. Broad St., Groveland (early closure at 5 p.m. on Wednesday)
  • Minneola Schoolhouse Library, 100 S. Main St., Minneola
  • Paisley County Library, 24954 County Road 42, Paisley (early closure at 5 p.m. on Wednesday)
  • Tavares Public Library, 314 N. New Hampshire Ave., Tavares 

The Leesburg Public Library will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22 and reopen on Saturday, Nov. 25. The Umatilla Public Library, and W. T. Bland Public Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday but will be open during normal operational hours on Saturday, with the W. T. Bland Public Library also open on Sunday.  For schedules and program details, visit www.mylakelibrary.com.





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